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Swiss Express

Private tour
6 days
2 cities
3nights

Zurich, Switzerland

The largest city in Switzerland, Zurich is among the most scenic towns in the country, boasting a riverside location and well-preserved medieval architecture. Zurich’s old town, Altstadt, is home to many outstanding historic attractions, as such the 9th-century Fraumunster Abbey is worth visiting. Also when in Zurich make sure not to miss the Grossmunster church that is probably the most recognized building in the city and to check out St. Peter’s Church with a large clock-face. For great views of the city head out to the Uetliberg peak or spend unforgettable time on the shores of Lake Zurich. ...
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    Day 1: Arrival
    Welcome to the largest city in Switzerland - Zurich! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your remarkable hotel for check-in.

    The rest of the day is free, so you can relax in your room, have dinner in a local restaurant, start exploring the nearby attractions or join our carefully planned optional tour.

    Day 2: Zurich City Tour
    After breakfast, you meet your private guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy a perfectly-planned sightseeing tour around the most beautiful landmarks of Zurich.

    Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the Old Town for the following 3 hours, walking through its narrow cozy streets and exploring its breathtaking medieval houses, churches and town hall.

    After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

    Day 3: Exploring Lucerne Region
    Following breakfast, you head to the railway station to take a train to Lucerne. In about 50 minutes you meet your guide at the station of Lucerne.

    Then you are invited to take an unforgettable trip with your private guide who shows you the magnificent views of Mount Pilatus and the Lucerne region. The tour starts with a cruise across the Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad. There you board the famous cogwheel train that takes you across the world's steepest railway passing through lush Alpine meadows, spectacular rocks and sparkling mountain streams to the top of Mt Pilatus, the altitude of which is 2,132 m (6,995 ft).

    For the return journey, you ride a cable car to enjoy the fantastic scenery once again. As the last part of your magnificent tour, you take a 20-minute bus from Kriens to Lucerne. Tickets* for a public boat cruise, cogwheel train, cable car, and bus are included.

    Please note: boat and cogwheel train are available only from middle of May to September. The rest of the year they are replaced with cable car and bus.

    After the tour, you take a train back to Zurich. The rest of the evening is free.

    Day 4: Departure
    Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, and your driver takes you to the station. Enjoy the most scenic landscapes of Switzerland on your way to the amazing city of Geneva! 

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  • Included in your trip
    Glockenhof Hotel
    4-star hotel
    CH, Sihlstrasse 31, Zürich, CH-8001
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    Glockenhof Hotel
    Standard Double Breakfast included
    This relaxed, modern Downtown hotel is a minute's walk from a light rail station and a 6-minute walk from upscale shopping on Bahnhofstrasse street.... show more
    4 days / 3 nights
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    • Half Day Guided Walking Tour
      Enjoy a perfectly-planned sightseeing tour around the most beautiful landmarks of Zurich. Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the Old Town for the following 3 hours, walking through its narrow cozy streets and exploring its breathtaking medieval houses, churches and town hall.
    • Private Day Trip to Mount Pilatus in Fall, Winter & Spring
      you are invited to take an unforgettable trip with your private guide who shows you the magnificent views of Mount Pilatus and the Lucerne region. The tour starts with a 20-minute bus ride to Kriens. There you board a cable car that takes you across the famous cableway 'Dragon Ride' passing through lush Alpine meadows, spectacular rocks and sparkling mountain streams to the top of Mt Pilatus, altitude of which is 2,132 m (6,995 ft).
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Zurich - Geneva
1st Class Seat
Zürich HB
Zurich, Switzerland
3 h
Genève Central
Geneva, Switzerland
2nights

Geneva, Switzerland

One of the most beautiful European cities, Geneva boasts an enviable location, being surrounded by the majestic Alps and Jura mountains. The second most populous city in Switzerland, Geneva is a true goldmine for travelers, which offers amazing monuments, including St. Pierre Cathedral and the Palace of Nations. However, probably the most famous sight of the city is Jet d'Eau, the huge Fountain on the Geneva Lake. ...
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    Day 4: Arrival and Geneva Sightseeing
    Upon arrival, you head for your centrally-located hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

    Upon arrival, head to your centrally-located hotel. Later you meet your guide and start exploring the highlights of Geneva, the second-most populous city of Switzerland and capital of Romandy, the French-speaking region. Being the European seat of the UN and headquarters of the Red Cross, Geneva is known as the «capital of peace».

    You start discovering Geneva sights by the lakefront. You take a short water tram ride on lake Geneva and see one of the most famous landmarks, the Jet d'Eau fountain of 140 m (460 ft) and enjoy the view of the mountains.

    Then you proceed to the astonishing Old Town and see St. Peter Cathedral, the English Garden with Flower Clock, Ile Rousseau and Castle Tour-de-l'ile. Here you also see the city council building where the first Geneva Convention was signed, in the Alabama Room, as it is now called, and learn about the beginning of international Geneva. You also visit the grounds of the University of Geneva to see the Reformation Wall that features statues of the four Geneva luminaries and learn about the role Geneva played in the Reformation in the 16th century.

    Finally, you have a short ride by public transport to view the international district of Geneva and its heart - United Nations Office located in the Palace of Nations.

    The rest of the day is free for you to relax, spend time enjoying views of Geneva Lake or continue exploring Geneva on your own.

    Day 5: Day Trip to Montreux & Chillon Castle

    In the morning you walk to the station for a 1-hour train ride to amazing Montreux. Upon arrival, you meet your guide and start a walking city tour.

    You learn about the history and culture of charming 'Swiss Riviera' strolling along the lake shores where the summer Jazz Festival takes place. On the way up to the old town you enjoy stunning views over the lake and pass by the oldest house in Montreux, dating back to the 16th century.

    While you walk the little streets of this charming town, your guide shares with you the stories of the famous expats in Montreux such as Vladimir Nabokov and Freddie Mercury. You see the statue of Freddie Mercury and have a chance to visit the Queen: The Studio Experience exhibition located in the original Mountain Studios, part of the Montreux Casino. Queen recorded a total of seven albums here at Mountain Studios in Montreux, which the band owned between 1979 and 1996, including the final album Made in Heaven. 

    During the tour, you also find out how fire at the Montreux Casino inspired Deep Purple's classic "Smoke on the Water." Since then the casino has been beautifully rebuilt, so have a great chance to visit it in the evening.

    Your next destination for today is the most recognizable historic monument in Switzerland - Chillon Castle dating back to medieval ages. Its charming architectural style and rich history inspired such literary geniuses as Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Lord Byron. First, you take a public ferry cruise* on Lake Geneva and admire the exterior of the castle from water. Upon disembarkation, you meet your guide inside the castle and have a private tour around the most spectacular parts of Chillon.

    Following the tour, you return to Geneva by train.

    Please note: cruise is available from mid-April to mid-October; in winter season it is replaced with train ride.

    Day 6: Departure
    This is the final day of your tour. Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and have a transfer to Geneva airport. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations! 

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    Eastwest Hôtel
    4-star hotel
    CH, Rue des Pâquis 6, Geneva, 1201
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    Eastwest Hôtel
    Superior Double Breakfast included
    Eastwest Hotel boasts a great location just in the heart of Geneva, in the popular Koreatown area. The hotel features stylish interiors together with all amenities, necessary for a comfortable stay, including free WiFi, an elegant restaurant and a lobby bar.... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
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    • Half Day Guided Walking Tour
      Explore the top sights of Geneva, the second most populous city of Switzerland and a capital of Romandy, the French-speaking region. Being the European seat of the UN and headquarters of the Red Cross, Geneva is known as the «capital of peace».
    • Trip to Montreux & Chillon Castle
      Explore Montreux - charming 'Swiss Riviera'. You learn about the history and culture of the city while strolling along the lake shores where the summer Jazz Festival takes place. Continue to famous Chillon Castle. Its charming architectural style and rich history inspired such literary geniuses as Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Lord Byron.
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    Included Transfers
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:

1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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Trip Assurance If you need our assistance during your trip, you can call our support line available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CET) on weekdays and weekends.

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